David Porter 

During the breakout of Stax Records in the '60s, David Porter and Isaac Hayes worked as the studio's "house composers." The two wrote and produced 200 songs together, including many of Sam & Dave's chart-toppers such as "I Thank You," "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby," and "Hold On I'm Comin'." Porter's honorary brass note on Beale includes the title "Soul Man," one of Stax's most successful singles. The song, inspired by the civil rights movement, won a Grammy award in 1968. In the '70s, Porter began a solo career, recording under the names Little David and Kenny Cain.

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